Category: Personal Development

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Ask for insight

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You’ll confront a lot of situations in your career. Every time you do, you face a choice. You can try to figure everything out yourself or you can ask for help. Most of the books about how to be a leader or supervisor will suggest ways for you to do the analysis. Hardly any of them also suggest that you should ask  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: 4 Personal Planning Questions

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Planning your personal development begins when you decide what you want. Here are four questions to help you. What do you want to have that you don’t have now? What do you want to preserve? What do you want to avoid? What do you want to get rid of? Start with those questions and then refine them into your personal  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Have more than one role model

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Don’t limit yourself to a single role model. Role models are like mentors in your mind and you’ll be more successful if you have more than one. Choose your role model based on his or her ability to do a specific thing. It might be problem-solving, or talking to people about performance, or conducting meetings  »  Read More

Take the Time

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It’s a cliché because it’s true. We all have the same amount of time. But the successful people I’ve known seem to squeeze a lot more out of the time they have. How do they do it? They do the important things. All the important things. Here are some important things the rest of us overlook too often. We speed past  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Getting to Carnegie Hall

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There’s an old joke that says the way to Carnegie Hall is “Practice, practice, practice.” That’s still true if you’re a boss, but the practice is different. Practice mentally. Rehearse things in your mind. Imagine difficulties that you’ll encounter and how you’ll deal with  »  Read More

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